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Open your own giving Fund or Foundation for an immediate tax advantage

Open your own tax-effective charitable fund and see real change happen

Establishing a fund or foundation means you can make a difference and enjoy an immediate tax advantage without committing to any giving decisions until you’re ready.

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Open your own tax-effective charitable fund and see real change happen

Establishing a fund or foundation means you can make a difference and enjoy an immediate tax advantage without committing to any giving decisions until you’re ready.


Join Australia’s largest community of everyday philanthropists

1

Contact us

Australian Communities Foundation offers a range of options to help you structure your charitable giving. The easiest way to work out which option best suits your needs is to have a conversation with a member of our team.

2

Use our expertise

Once we have an understanding of what you want to achieve with your charitable giving, we’ll provide advice on the best giving options for you.

3

Establish your fund or foundation

We can help you get started in as little as 48 hours. All you need to do is make an initial donation and you’ll enjoy an immediate tax advantage.

4

Start giving when you’re ready

When you’re ready to give, we can take care of the administration and compliance and help you maximise your impact, allowing you to focus on the joy of giving.


Join Australia’s largest community
of everyday philanthropists

1. Contact us

We offer a range of options to help you structure your charitable giving. The easiest way to work out which option best suits your needs is to have a conversation with a member of our team.

2. Use our expertise

Once we have an understanding of what you want to achieve with your charitable giving, we’ll provide advice on the best giving options for you.

3. Establish your fund or foundation

We can help you get started in as little as 48 hours. All you need to do is make an initial donation and you’ll enjoy an immediate tax advantage.

4. Start giving when you’re ready

When you’re ready to give, we can take care of the administration and compliance and help you maximise your impact, allowing you to focus on the joy of giving.


Get started

Give us a call on 03 9412 0412 or register below to book in your free consult and start a conversation about your giving journey.

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Benefits of giving via your own fund

Give now, decide later

When you give via your own fund or foundation, you receive the tax deduction now, then decide where you’d like to give at a time that’s right for you.

Build a lasting legacy

Your fund’s balance can be invested for the long term so you can make a lasting impact. Establishing a fund or foundation is also a great way to get future generations involved in giving and start a meaningful family legacy that can be passed down.

Get advice on your giving

If you choose to open your fund or foundation with ACF, you gain access to our philanthropic expertise. We can help you develop a giving strategy and support you with recommended giving opportunities aligned with your interest areas.

Ethical investing

All pooled funds at ACF are professionally managed and ethically invested, meaning your money does good in the community while it waits to be granted out to the causes of your choosing.


Benefits of giving via your own fund

Give now, decide later

When you give via your own fund or foundation, you receive the tax deduction now, then decide where you’d like to give at a time that’s right for you.

Build a lasting legacy

Your fund’s balance can be invested for the long term so you can make a lasting impact. Establishing a fund or foundation is also a great way to get future generations involved in giving and start a meaningful family legacy that can be passed down.

Get advice on your giving

If you choose to open your fund or foundation with ACF, you gain access to our philanthropic expertise. We can help you develop a giving strategy and support you with recommended giving opportunities aligned with your interest areas.

Ethical investing

All pooled funds at ACF are professionally managed and ethically invested, meaning your money does good in the community while it waits to be granted out to the causes of your choosing.

WATCH

Introduction to Smarter Giving

Find out how structured giving works and how we can help you achieve your giving goals. Our smarter approach to giving provides the structures and strategic support to make your charitable dollar go further.

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‘Smarter Giving’ brochure

Learn more about how a fund or foundation will help you make a bigger difference and the benefits of joining our community of everyday philanthropists. Download

Watch: Introduction to Smarter Giving

Find out how structured giving works and how we can help you achieve your giving goals. Our smarter approach to giving provides the structures and strategic support to make your charitable dollar go further.

Download: ‘Smarter Giving’ brochure

Learn more about how a fund or foundation will help you make a bigger difference and the benefits of joining our community of everyday philanthropists. Download

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Learn from other donors


“It’s not about big dollars”: Phillip and Mercedes Slater

“I think that most people think about philanthropy as being for the very wealthy in society… but you don’t have to come in with a million dollars. Regular people like us can afford to make something happen.”

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